Cheng (in the photo) is 42 years old and his wife is 41 years old. They have been married since 1988 and they have two sons and one daughter. Both sons are policemen and the daughter is attending university. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh.
Cheng is a policeman, while his wife is a public primary school teacher. Cheng is asking for a loan in the amount of $800 to buy a motorbike for his wife to drive to her teaching job.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.